December 5 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Monday, September 9, 2013
A 16-year-old boy has admitted stabbing a teenager multiple times in a Hainault Park in May.
The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm at Snaresbrook Crown Court on August 28.
He stabbed his 15-year-old victim in Manford Way park at around 7pm on May 20.
The boy suffered multiple wounds to his upper body but the injuries were not life-threatening.
Children playing in the park witnessed the horrific attack and three girls, aged 10, 12 and 14, ran to the boy’s aid while he lay bleeding near Woodman Path.
Two of the youngsters compressed his wounds with plastic cards to try and stop the bleeding while the third girl guided an ambulance to the scene.
The defendant will be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on October 4.
There are still traffic jams for miles on the westbound carriageway of the A406 from South Woodford after a teenager was stabbed to death.